30 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

30 days in Chile & Peru Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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Valle Nevado, Chile
— 1 night
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Copiapo, Chile
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 5 nights
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Puno, Peru
— 4 nights
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Machu Picchu, Peru
— 3 nights
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Manu National Park, Peru
— 1 night
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Cusco, Peru
— 8 nights

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Attractions like San Cristóbal Hill and Patio Bellavista make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and SANTIAGO ROCKON!. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santiago attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Santiago is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
River Rafting & Tubing
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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Valle Nevado, Chile

Valle Nevado ©
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Valle Nevado trip itinerary maker app.

Take a shuttle from Santiago to Valle Nevado in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copiapo.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

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Copiapo, Chile

Copiapo ©
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Verde, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Desierto Florido, and then don't miss a visit to Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get into the urban bustle at Centro Cultural Estacion Caldera and then get outside with Bahia Cisne.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copiapo visit planner.

Getting from Valle Nevado to Copiapo by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Copiapo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Desierto Florido ©
Desierto Florido
Centro Cultural Estacion Caldera ©
Centro Cultural Estacion Caldera
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria ©

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Visiting Valle De La Luna and Geyser del Tatio will get you outdoors. Attractions like Salar de Tara and Termas Banos de Puritama make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of On Safari Atacama, identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert, and engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama driving holiday site.

Fly from Copiapo to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puno.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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On Safari Atacama ©
On Safari Atacama
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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Puno, Peru

City of the Lake

Hugging the western tip of Lake Titicaca, Puno serves as a melting pot of indigenous and imported cultures, and makes a great base for explorations around the region.
Step out of the city life by going to Taquile Island and Lake Umayo. Take a break from Puno with a short trip to Main Gate in Taquile Island, about 1h 30 min away. On the 23rd (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Uros Floating Islands, get a dose of the wild on Suri Explorer, get great views at Mirador Ing. Eduardo Sanchez, and soak in style at Inca Sauna.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puno trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Puno takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Puno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in September; daily highs in Puno reach 66°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Puno

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Speed Boats Tours
Taquile Island ©
Taquile Island
Uros Floating Islands ©
Uros Floating Islands

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Kids will enjoy Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and Phutuq K'usi. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Mandor. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Winay Wayna, stop by Mapi Art, relax and rejuvenate at SPA Rocas Sagradas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Machu Picchu trip builder tool.

You can fly from Puno to Machu Picchu in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manu National Park.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Zipline
Phutuq K'usi ©
Phutuq K'usi

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Manu National Park, Peru

Manu National Park ©
On the 29th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Manu National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Manu National Park tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Manu National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Manu National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Manu National Park ©
Manu National Park

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Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sacsayhuaman and Sacred Valley of the Incas. Get in touch with nature at Salinas de Maras and exploor. Get out of town with these interesting Cusco side-trips: Moray (in Maras), Iglesia de Urubamba (in Urubamba) and ChocoMuseo Pisac (in Pisac). Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 5th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Qorikancha, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, wander the streets of San Blas, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Inka.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cusco online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Manu National Park to Cusco with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cusco

Side Trips

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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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